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Georgian Eye Jewellery, c.1800’s

“Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. In France, where eye miniature seems to have originated, the eye as symbol of watchfulness was adopted by the state police for buckles and belts. In Britain it had a role as a love token, with some eye miniatures glistening with a trompe-l’oeil tear, or a diamond set to imitate a tear. Most eye miniatures are unsigned, due to the minuteness of the background, and often the name of the person whose eye is depicted is unknown.”

- Victoria and Albert Museum

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Japanese woman in kimono (ca. 1870)

Japanese woman in kimono (ca. 1870)

Sarah Bernhardt in “Hernani” (1877)

Sarah Bernhardt in “Hernani” (1877)

Photos by Edward Muybridge

Construction of the Statue of Liberty

These pictures were taken by Albert Fernique and are now in the collection of the New York Public Library

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A childhood portrait of Albert Einstein and his sister Maja

A childhood portrait of Albert Einstein and his sister Maja